In tonight’s 200-meter individual medley Olympic final, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will have another swim-off — while Phelps won this race in the 2004 Olympics (and has been cleaning up the gold medals in 2008), Lochte won silver and will be his fiercest competitor in this rematch. But there’s a far more important stand-off to decide between these two teammates and friends: Who Would You Rather…Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte? Keep reading »
You wouldn’t think an episode of A&E’s Intervention would be the place to get style inspiration, but then, there’s never been an Allison. The subject of the show’s recent “huffing” episode carried a seriously awesome bag, and we’ve found it! The tote comes in red, gunmetal, black, and camel. So now you too can emulate the style of a woman who inhales computer duster, without, you know, actually turning your brain into JELL-O. [Amazon.com] Keep reading »
Madonna turns 50 this Saturday, August 16th. Can you believe? Madge has lived quite a life, as evidenced by her many, many, many transformations. After the jump, a look back at, uh, Madonna’s look, over the last 24 years. [Photos Courtesy Of: AP/Warner Bros.] Keep reading »
Back in June, we began asking you for your nominees for the hottest people, places, and things of 2008. You had a lot of suggestions, but in the end we could only pick four finalists for every category. When it came time to vote, you had every woman’s dream at your fingertips. Christian Bale or Ryan Gosling? Scarlett Johansson or Santogold? “Atonement” or “Californication”? We know it was hard, but you exercised your right to vote for the hottest in droves. After the jump, check out who won the Frisky’s First Annual Hotness Awards. Then speak your minds in the comments! Keep reading »
We’ve all been seduced, but have you ever done the seducing? I have, and I am not going to recount the details here, but let’s just say it involved a pitcher of beer, a brick wall, and some serious guts. I think we’re always hearing women’s seduction stories — how that one guy totally put that awesome Journey song on the jukebox and asked you to dance, blah, blah, blah — but I am far more interested in hearing about the women after my own heart who took the reins and did the wooing herself. After the jump, the guys on my IM have got some stories to tell… Keep reading »
Each season of America’s Next Top Model has a sob story or a gimmick, a model that is just so different from the competition, that host Tyra Banks has decided to take under her wing and mold into the perfect supermodel. Usually this gives Tyra a platform to “save” someone and then applaud herself for being so courageous — at first, this “different” model was just, say, overweight (only last season did a big girl actually stick around long enough to win), or from the streets. But as the seasons went on, Tyra and crew had to find someone with a more dramatic story — a refugee from Africa, a woman with Asperger’s Disorder, a woman who had been raped and molested, and a woman who had experienced domestic violence. Last season, I thought Tyra peaked with the sadness by casting an African woman who had experienced genital mutilation. Though she was gorgeous and certainly a worthy competitor, it did seem like another cheap ploy for Tyra, again, to toot her own groundbreaking horn.
Well, this season the gimmick isn’t sad, but it sure is daring. One of the models on the new season, which premieres September 3, is a transgender woman (who was born a man) named Isis, 22, from Maryland. Sure, in the past many of the models who have appeared on Top Model have looked like drag queens (love you Dominique!), but this is a pretty fantastic step for a popular reality show on a major network to take. While transgender characters have appeared on TV shows like Nip/Tuck, The L Word, Ugly Betty, and even the soap opera All My Children, but never on an American reality show. So here’s a pat on the back Tyra, from The Frisky. Give that hand a rest! [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Whoopi Goldberg recently revealed on The View that she’s had 50 sexual partners. Carla Bruni, pop singer and wife to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has had 30. And little ol’ me has had 15. The three of us are comfortable with our numbers — though I am not necessarily psyched about the dudes in particular who occupy the notches on my bedpost. Though we retired the debate over what makes a person a “slut”, it nevertheless remains the case that each person has some general feeling on what number of partners they’re comfortable with, for themselves and for their partners. For one person, it may be five, for another 5,000 — after the jump, some sound bites from women on how many notches are too many. Keep reading »
If you haven’t heard already, the July issue of Italian Vogue was unprecedented. All the models in it were black. Amidst the buzz that followed, the much-hyped “Black Issue” became such a popular success that distribution was increased by 40-percent, an amazing feat. Some (including me) saw the concept — race as an “issue” — as a gimmick, an attempt to shush critics who frequently point out how little page-time the fashion industry gives to anything other than white faces. But, without a doubt, the issue got people talking about the issues. Now, let’s hope their attention isn’t squandered.
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